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The Memory of Love (Digital Audiobook)

By Aminatta Forna, Kobna Holdbrook-Smith (Narrator)

Publication Date: August 31, 2011

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (10/13/2011)
Paperback (9/13/2011)

January 2011 Indie Next List

“As he lays dying in a Sierra Leone hospital, Elias Cole tells his story of war to Adrian, a psychologist. Is there a secret about the war he wants to reveal in order to have a peaceful death? The human experiences of love and hate, betrayal and friendship, and death and survival are portrayed so vividly that readers will come away wondering what they would do in the same circumstances: Save oneself or sacrifice oneself? This is powerful and necessary reading.”
— Karen Briggs, Great Northern Books and Hobbies, Oscoda, MI
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Sierra Leone: civil war has left an entire population with terrible secrets to keep. In the capital's hospital Kai, a gifted young surgeon, is plagued by demons. Elsewhere in the hospital lies Elias Cole, a university professor who recalls the love that drove him to acts that are far from heroic. As past and present intersect, Kai and Elias are drawn unwittingly closer and into the path of one woman at the centre of their stories.